Man Arrested for Setting Fire to La Clinica Mobile Health Trailer


News Release from Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office
June 23rd, 2023

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and Phoenix Police Department responded to an alarm at the La Clinica Mobile Health Center trailer early this morning.  ECSO received the call at 3:23 a.m. and dispatched deputies to a motion alarm inside the trailer located in the 3600 block of South Pacific Highway between Phoenix and Medford.


Upon arrival, deputies heard someone talking and moving inside the 30-foot trailer. There was evidence of forced entry and the doors were locked from the inside. JCSO deputies gave commands for the subject to exit but he was uncooperative. During announcements, deputies noticed smoke billowing from inside the trailer. The team breached the door, entered the trailer, and saw smoke and flames spreading rapidly. Deputies gave commands and the suspect exited the trailer and was taken into custody. A minute or so later, the entire trailer was fully engulfed by flames. Medford Fire personnel responded and put the fire out.


The suspect was identified as Daniel Timothy Garay, 31, of Medford. JCSO deputies booked and lodged Garay in the Jackson County Jail on charges of second-degree arson, second-degree burglary, and first-degree criminal mischief. This case is under further investigation.